National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION

Tour: Vincent van Gogh

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image of Farmhouse in Provence image of La Mousmé image of The Olive Orchard
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image of Self-Portrait image of Roses image of Girl in White
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Vincent van Gogh was born and spent his childhood in the southern Netherlands, where his father was a minister. At sixteen he joined a well-known art dealership and remained seven years although he was not well suited to the business of art. Then, he worked in succession as a teacher, preacher, and missionary. While evangelizing in a poor coal-mining district he began to draw in earnest. Dismissed by church authorities in 1880, Van Gogh finally found his vocation in art.



1Vincent van Gogh, Farmhouse in Provence, 1888
2Vincent van Gogh, La Mousmé, 1888
3Vincent van Gogh, The Olive Orchard, 1889
4Vincent van Gogh, Self-Portrait, 1889
5Vincent van Gogh, Roses, 1890
6Vincent van Gogh, Girl in White, 1890
7Vincent van Gogh, Harvest--The Plain of La Crau, 1888